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Ethiopia Detains Western Journalists Covering Oromo Protests

journalists Jacey Fortin and William Davison
Ethiopian authorities arbitrarily detained Bloomberg correspondent William Davison, freelance journalist Jacey Fortin and their Ethiopian translator for 24 hours while reporting on the human rights violations and protests in Oromia.

By Conor Gaffey | for NewsWeek,

Press freedom in Ethiopia is dwindling in light of recent anti-government protests and the severe drought in the Horn of Africa state, according to a journalists’ association.

Two journalists and a translator were arbitrarily detained for 24 hours on Thursday when reporting on the protests in Oromia, according to a statement issued by the Foreign Correspondents’ Association of East Africa (FCAEA) on Monday. Bloomberg correspondent William Davison and freelance journalist Jacey Fortin, along with their translator, were not given any reason for their detention. Their phones and identification cards were taken during the arrest. Continue reading Ethiopia Detains Western Journalists Covering Oromo Protests